Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The ultimate "terroir" beer - this beer is brewed using local maple sap. It's a strong Scotch ale, known as a wee heavy. Quite strong, and very malty, yet smooth and pleasing to drink.
A quick description of our small scale tree tapping, sap drinking, syrup boiling, and pudding cake baking.
In Dianna's 5th installment in the DIY Maple Syrup Series, she takes us through the steps of making a large-scale temporary fireplace for your evaporator to boil sap into syrup!
In FSC's 4th DIY Maple Syrup Installment, Chris photo documents a brief period in Dianna's 2nd 12-hour boil during the 2011 Season. This boil happened in the driveway of their home in Downtown Saratoga Spring. Fireplace/evaporator details are shown.
Creating delicious maple syrup is not a challenging or complicated task. It simply takes a good fire and some patience.
We love late winter when we get to tap maple trees and drink sweet, delicious maple sap - an excellent natural alternative to soda. This is a step-by-step pictorial guide to tapping.